(Only a Few) Quotes about Truth

This is an interesting one:

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. –Edward R. Murrow

That could be quite fun to put into pictorial form, although that’s not really how my brain works, but it gives lots of possibilities with the light shining through obscurity. Even go literal and use a woman’s full-on nude image, being covered up by things. Go political and make it a burka.

Wow, I’m finding lots of insightful quotes about truth, but nothing that sparks any kind of imagery. Most are all intellectual. I may just go back to the ideas from my last entry and work from there. I did quite like something from Virginia Woolf, who said that “if you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people”. That ties in with my mirrors theme that came up last post.

Now this one from Oscar Wilde is interesting: ““Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” I like the idea of masks, although of course I don’t have any supplies (stamps, molds) to use for it! Of course I’d be attracted by something that requires buying more stuff! But it’s also what this blog is about, since no one I know has the URL for it, unlike my family blog or Facebook account. I am truly free to write here without wondering whether someone in my family will think I’m pretentious, deluded, or just egocentric. And that seems to be true for many people on the internet, although not always to their credit.

Now this would be a fun one to do by including these words by Aldous Husley as part of the piece: “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”

Well, harrumph. I guess I’m going to have to muse on what truth means to me, but that will have to be another post.

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